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Our motto is KIDS FIRST... Every Student, Every Day!   Valley USD is proud to be a National Schools to Watch District with numerous National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon, and California Distinguished School awards. 

Test Taking Tips

The following information is provided to assist you in test taking at Walnut Valley Unified School District.  All our positions require a written exam (multiple choice) and a Technical Oral interview and a final interview with the hiring authority.


How to take a multiple choice test.

Prepare yourself by understanding the structure of a multiple-choice test and how to approach these types of exams.  Carefully reading each question and answer choices offered, you may increase your chances of performing well on any multiple-choice test. Other tips:

  • Get a good night’s sleep before the test and eat before arriving for the test. Feeling rested and eating a balanced diet will go a long way in relieving pre-test jitters.Allow plenty of time to travel to our location where you will be taking the test. The address to the Walnut Valley Unified School District is 880 S. Lemon Ave. Walnut.  Test applicants meet in the district lobby.  If you are not sure where this test location is, try to drive there the day before to familiarize yourself with the area.  It is important to plan for traffic, accidents, etc.  Once the test begins, the doors will be locked, and you will not be allowed to enter.  It is your responsibility to arrive on time and make-up sessions will not be offered.
  • All of the test items are multiple choice. They are designed to have only one answer.  If more than one answer seems correct, choose the choice that you believe is the best.
  • Read all directions carefully.
  • Read each question completely before answering it.
  • Questions left blank will be marked as incorrect. It is in your best interest to answer all of the questions.  It is better to guess than to leave a question blank.  Your score will be based on the number of correct answers.
  • Occasionally check to make sure your scantron answer sheet is correct and corresponds to the question you are on. We ask that you do not write on the actual test booklets, scratch paper is provided.
  • Occasionally check the clock. All questions are scored the same regardless of difficulty so do not spend too much time on any one question.
  • Plan your time so that you may complete the entire examination within the time allowed. You will be told how long you have to complete the test before you begin.  You will be told how long you have to complete the test before you begin, you will also be instructed when to start and stop.
  • Interpret words according to their generally accepted meanings.
  • If you get stuck on a question don’t get worried and frustrated. Re read the question to make sure your understand it and answer it to the best of your ability.
  • Keep in mind that the process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer on a multiple-choice test. Start by ruling out answers that can’t be correct or are obviously wrong.  Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices and choose from those.
  • When you are finished and have extra time, don’t stop and turn in your test. Go back and review each question and make sure you did not make any careless mistakes, such as putting the right answer in the wrong place.
  • Stay relaxed and confident.